The story of the dying and shrinking newspapers is in the news, but collections and availability of newspapers at the Hesburgh libraries are growing. That is why identifying and locating newspapers available to researchers at Notre Dame has become more complex.
Newspapers are available in a variety of formats, but the most notable growth is in digital form. However, print and microforms remain important formats. You can access newspapers in a variety of ways:
through searching the library catalog;
from the library homepage under the tab Search and Find you can click on the link Newspapers ;
library web sites such as Irish Newspapers
Center for Research Libraries is a supplier of newspapers in paper, microform and digital formats. It maintains the ICON newspaper database. The ICON Database of International Newspapers is a freely accessible electronic resource intended to provide reliable information on newspapers published outside of the United States
Large groups of newspapers are historical, but there are also newspapers in aggregator databases that provide current and contemporary newspaper coverage . Aggregators are groups of journals and newspapers "aggregated" in one large database. Titles can be searched individually, as well as several simultanously. In addition, the library still has many newspapers on microfilm. The library catalog’s search capabilities provide users with ways to find newspapers by state, city, ethnic and religious groups, as well as foreign countries.
This research guide suggests ways to find current, contemporary (recent past), and historical newspapers available in print, microform or electronically.